Please take this the right way, I definitely don’t want to offend, however I think it is important to ensure we all have the same expectations and thus hopefully avoid misunderstanding and so ensure the perfect ceremony.
Change of Ceremony Time and Location
You will need to notify me of the ceremony start time when you make your booking. If you wish to change this you will need to confirm with me first in case I have since made additional engagements.
I never like to rush you, but I must reserve the right to leave if your ceremony is delayed by 30 minutes or more. If I can wait, I am happy to, but if I have another engagement I will have to depart and return later to perform the ceremony.
Props, Costumes and Materials
I can provide you with a PA, signing table and Mont Blanc Pen.
However, you are responsible for providing additional props, costumes and equipment if required. Examples: candles.
I am always happy to offer advice on where you may be able to source such materials.
My price includes my full service however you are responsible for additional, out of pocket, expenses.
Certificate of Marriage – Issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages- Optional
On your wedding day I will provide you with a Certificate of Marriage from the Commonwealth Government. However, if you would like to receive a Certificate of Marriage from Births, Deaths and Marriages NSW, (required for Change of Name or other legal purposes) you can arrange that directly with B,D and M.
City Parking – Generally around $15-$30.
Examples: Ceremonies at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Opera House, Wharfs other City Venues
Taxis and Water Taxis – If your ceremony is on a boat or island I would still arrive 30 minutes prior and would need to leave no longer than 20 minutes after the ceremony. Thus to achieve this I may require you to provide and pay for a Water Taxi.
Distance Travelled to Ceremony – I am happy to travel to venues both for the rehearsal and the actual ceremony which are considered to be within a reasonable distance from my base in Balmain. Generally, I would consider this to be within a 30 minute radius of Balmain.
Obviously I am happy to travel further a field but I would then need to charge travel time and cost, please feel free to discuss
Payment – To guarantee your booking a deposit is required. Until this deposit is received I am unable to confirm your booking. Full payment, including additional charges (parking, distance, water taxis) must be made, at the latest at our last meeting prior to your wedding day.
Note: All prices include GST.
The Resource Folder – You are welcome to hang onto the manual up until we see each other at the rehearsal when you can return it in person or post it back to me. However, if you lose the manual or you would like to keep it there is a charge of $15 (replacement value) which will need to be paid in addition to and at the same time as the total fee.
Thank you for taking the time to read through the above, I hope I didn’t sound like I was “laying down the law”. Please feel free to discuss any of the above.